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4 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


4 November: In a year, the 4th of November is the 308th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 309th day of the year. This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 4th November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened on this day.

4 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 4 November

Art & Artists

    • 1876Johannes Brahms’ 1st Symphony in C premieres in Grand Duchy of Baden.
    • 1940 – Divorce between Ernest Hemingway (American author and journalist) and his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer.
    • 2001Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter series.

Science & Technology

    • 1847Discovery of chloroform having anesthetic qualities by James Young Simpson (Scottish obstetrician).
    • 1939 – The world’s first air-conditioned car was displayed at the 40th National Automobile Show in the USA.
    • 1981flight of the unique space shuttle Columbia canceled for the second time, just before 31 seconds of the scheduled time.

Leaders & Politics

    • 1921The Assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi in Tokyo.
    • 1980 Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter to become the 40th President of the USA.
    • 1984 First free elections conducted in Nicaragua held in 56 years.
    • 2008Barack Obama was elected as President of the United States (the first Afro-American descent to do so).

People & Society

    • 1846Benjamin Palmer granted a patent for an artificial leg.
    • 1979Beginning of a 444-day-long Iran Hostage Crisis (52 Americans were taken as hostages by a bunch of students taking over the American Embassy in Tehran).
    • 1989The streets of the then East Berlin were filled with around one million people demanding democracy.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 1966The city of Florence, Italy was devastated by a flood by the Arno River (22 ft. Flood destroyed millions of masterpieces of art and rare books).
    • 2010Crash of Aero Caribbean Flight 883 in Sancti Spíritus Province, Cuba (passengers and crew numbering 68 were killed).

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1493Christopher Columbus  arrived at Leeward Island and Puerto Rico.
    • 1879  The Refrigerating Apparatus patented by the (Afro-American) inventor Thomas Elkins.
    • 1922In the Valley of the Kings (Egypt) the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter (British archaeologist).

4 November: 1922 -  In the Valley of the Kings (Egypt) the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter (British archaeologist)

Leisure & Sports

    • 1951Vijay Merchant from India scored 154 runs against England in his ultimate test cricket innings.
    • 1965Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove reached 5 mph (the first woman to go beyond 300 mph) in Utah, USA while driving  a jet-powered vehicle “the Spirit of America–Sonic 1”.

Birth Anniversaries (4 November)

    • 1840 Australian politician William Giblin
    • 1929 “Human Computer” Shakuntala Devi (Indian mathematician)
    • 1935 Barry Crocker (Actor, singer & TV host from Australia)
    • 1957 Tony Abbott (Australia’s 28th Prime Minister)
    • 1972 Luis Figo (Football player from Portugal)
    • 1986 Suhas Gopinath (Indian entrepreneur, CEO at 17)

Death Anniversaries (4 November)

    • 604 Yohl Ik’nal (Mayan queen)
    • 1895 Eugene Field (Journalist, poet, and author from America)
    • 1924 Gabriel Faure (Pianist and composer from France)
    • 1995 Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli Prime Minister)
    • 2005 Sheree North (Actress and dancer from America)

What Special Day is Today: (4 November)

    • Flag Day (Panama)
    • Community Service Day (Dominica)
    • National Unity and Armed Forces Day (Italy)
    • Unity Day (Russia)
    • Love Your Lawyer Day (USA)
    • National Tonga Day (Tonga)


4th November. The factual story of the day covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities. The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day.

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